COMMUNITY EVENTS

BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL SIGN-UP 
THROUGH MARCH 6 -
Bartholomew County Little League Baseball is currently accepting registrations through March 6th.  You may also register in person at Ceraland Park on Saturday, March 7th, from 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM.  Visit www.bcllbaseball.org to register or for more information.

GIRL SCOUT COOKIE SALE  
THROUGH MARCH 15 -
Girl Scouts will be selling cookies through March 15th to raise money to support scouting while developing their own leadership skills.  Cookies are $4 a box, and you can pick from Do Si-Dos, New Rah-Rah Raisins, Samoas, Savannah Smiles, Tag-A-Longs, Thin Mints, Trefoils, and New Toffee-Tastics.  Order your cookies by calling 855-472-4648 or online at girlscoutcookies.org. 

DANIEL BURBRINK MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP EVENT AT BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY 4-H FAIRGROUNDS
JANUARY 30 -
The Bartholomew County 4-H Junior Leaders will host the Daniel Burbrink Memorial Scholarship Event on Friday, January 30th, from 5:00 - 8:30 PM in the Community Building at the Bartholomew County 4-H Fairgrounds.  There will be a fish fry and silent auction, and free will donations will be accepted.  Proceeds will go to scholarships for those in 4-H and FFA.  For more information, call the Extension Office at 812-379-1665. 

 

INDIANA UNIVERSITY LATIN JAZZ ENSEMBLE CONCERT AT THE COMMONS IN COLUMBUS
JANUARY 30 -
The Commons in Downtown Columbus will host the Indiana University Latin Jazz Ensemble in Concert on Friday, January 30th.  Doors open at 6:30 PM with the concert starting at 7:00 PM.  Admission is free.

 

SOUPER-BOWL PARTY IN HOPE
JANUARY 31 -
Hope Volunteer Auxiliary and Fire Department are hosting a Souper-Bowl on Saturday 1/31 from 11a-3p at the Firehouse on Harrison Street. Variety of soups, desserts and drinks will be served. Free Will offering! 

 

SEYMOUR MARCH FOR BABIES FLAPJACK FUNDRAISER KICKOFF EVENT 
JANUARY 31 -
The Applebee's in Seymour on East Tipton Street will host the Seymour March for Babies Flapjack Fundraiser on Saturday, January 31st, from 7:00 - 10:00 AM.  Tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for kids under age 5.  Proceeds will benefit the Seymour March for Babies.  For more information, contact Jennifer Rorick at 812-521-7149.


EMPTY BOWLS FUNDRAISER AT CENTRAL MIDDLE SCHOOL
JANUARY 31 -
Central Middle School in Columbus will host the Empty Bowls Fundraiser on Saturday, January 31st, starting at 5:30 PM.  The Bannisters will entertain, and proceeds will benefit area food banks.

 

"THE SOUNDS OF SUMMER, A BEACH BOYS TRIBUTE" AT HARLEQUIN THEATRE IN COLUMBUS
JANUARY 31 & FEBRUARY 1 -
Beach Boys fans will want to attend "The Sounds of Summer, A Beach Boys Tribute" at the Harlequin Theatre on Saturday, January 31st, and Sunday, February 1st.  Show times will be 7:00 PM on Saturday and 3:00 PM on Sunday.  Come here over 30 songs that tell the story of "America's Band", the Beach Boys.  Advance tickets are $15 and may be purchased at Viewpoint Books, the Mall Office, or the Harlequin Box Office.  Tickets at the door will be $18.  For more information, call 812-343-4597 or visit www.theharlequintheatre.com.
 

XTREME VALENTINE'S DINNER & DANCE AT MILL RACE CENTER IN COLUMBUS
FEBRUARY 6 -
The Xtreme Cheer Squad invites you to a Valentine's Dinner & Dance on Friday, February 6th, at Mill Race Center from 6:00 - 9:00 PM.  There will be a catered dinner, dancing with music provided by the T-O-G Band, cash bar, and many raffle items including an autographed John Mellencamp guitar.  Tickets are $25 per person and $15 for children 12 and under.  Proceeds will benefit the cheer squad's trip to Disneyland this spring.

 

"TIL BETH DO US PART" PLAY & DINNER AT STRAWBERRY FIELDS MERCANTILE IN HOPE
FEBRUARY 6 - 8 & 13 - 15 -
The Strawberry Fields Mercantile/ Auntie Aimee's Tea Room on the Hope Town Square invites you to the comedy "Til Beth Do Us Part" and Dinner on Friday - Sunday, February 6th - 8th and 13th - 15th.  For Friday and Saturday shows, the doors will open at 5:30 PM, dinner at 6:00 PM, and the play at 7:00 PM.  Doors will open at 1:00 PM on Sundays, dinner at 1:30 PM, and the play at 2:30 PM.  Cost is $25 per person (dinner & play).  For reservations, call 812-546-0640 with credit card.  The play will be directed by Pete Law and produced by Naomi Fleetwood-Pyle.

 

BREAST CANCER EDUCATION EVENT AT YES CINEMA IN COLUMBUS
FEBRUARY 7 -
Franciscan St. Francis Health presents a Breast Cancer Education Event on Saturday, February 7th, from 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM at YES Cinema, 328 Jackson St., Columbus.  The film "Decoding Annie Parker" will be featured and a Q & A session with medical professionals as well.  This event is for those 18 and older, and all attendees will receive a Vera Bradley gift bag.  Seating is limited and pre-registration is required by calling 877-888-1777. 


C-I-P'S "HOAGY & COLE" AT COLUMBUS NORTH HIGH SCHOOL
FEBRUARY 7 -
The Columbus Indiana Philharmonic will be joined by the Indiana University Singing Hoosiers to present "Hoagy & Cole" on Saturday, February 7th, at Columbus North High School's Judson Erne Auditorium.  The show starts at 7:30 PM.  For tickets and more information, call 812-376-2638.

 

UNITED WAY 2-1-1 OPEN HOUSE IN COLUMBUS
FEBRUARY 11 -
The United Way of Bartholomew County invites you to the United Way 2-1-1 Open House on Wednesday, February 11th, from 2:00 - 4:00 PM at the Doug Otto United Way Facility, 13th Street, Columbus.  Tour the 2-1-1 call center and meet with staff members.

J-C-C-T'S DINNER THEATER AT THE PINES EVERGREEN ROOM IN SEYMOUR
FEBRUARY 13 & 14 AND 20 & 21 -
Reservations are now being taken for the Jackson County Community Theatre's Dinner Theatre, the romantic musical comedy "The Drowsy Chaperone".  Dinner shows will be held at The Pines Evergreen Room in Seymour on Fridays and Saturdays, February 13th & 14th and 20th & 21st.  For reservations, call 358-JCCT (5228).  For more information, visit www.jcct.org.


YOUNG MUSICIANS CONCERT AT ST. BARTHOLOMEW CATHOLIC CHURCH
FEBRUARY 14 -
The St. Bartholomew Catholic Church, 1306 27th St., Columbus, will have their annual event featuring talented young adults as well as high school and college level musicians from the parish on Saturday, February 14th, at 7:00 PM.  Offerings will be accepted.  For more information, call 812-379-9353 Ext. 237.

 

DANCE INDIANA'S VALENTINE'S DANCE
FEBRUARY 14 -
Dance Indiana's Valentine's Dance will be held at the Commons in downtown Columbus on Saturday, February 14th. Ballroom dancing will begin at 7:00 - 10:00 PM.  Doors open at 6:30 PM for socializing, appetizers, and a cash bar. Please note the REDUCED PRICE OF TICKETS! It will be $20.00/per person. Questions or need tickets? Send us an email at danceindiana@gmail.com or drop us a note at Dance Indiana, PO Box 168, Columbus IN 47202.

 

JENNINGS COUNTY BOWL FOR KIDS SAKE
FEBRUARY 14 -
The Jennings County Bowl For Kids Sake is Saturday, February 14th, at Kingpins Bowl in Seymour. Get your team signed up and help raise money for Big Brothers Big Sisters. On the day of the event, you'll get over an hour of free bowling, free shoe rental, free pizza and drinks, a t-shirt and a chance at some cool door prizes. For more info, click here.

 

JACKSON COUNTY BOWL FOR KIDS SAKE
FEBRUARY 15 -
The Jackson County Bowl For Kids Sake is Sunday, February 15th, at Kingpins Bowl in Seymour. Get your team signed up and help raise money for Big Brothers Big Sisters. On the day of the event, you'll get over an hour of free bowling, free shoe rental, free pizza and drinks, a t-shirt and a chance at some cool door prizes. For more info, click here.

 

ANNUAL ABATE OF INDIANA REGION 9 SWAP MEET AT SCOTTSBURG NATIONAL GUARD ARMORY
FEBRUARY 15 -
The 36th Annual Abate of Indiana Region 9 Motorcycle Swap Meet will be on Sunday, February 15th, from 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM at the Scottsburg National Guard Armory, 1015 S. Main St., Scottsburg.  Admission is $5 per person.  Vendor booths, approximately 9 X 9 with a table provided, are $40 per booth or $30 to rent 2 or more booths.  For more information or to reserve a booth space, call Hank Williams at 812-595-2177 or Steven Parks at 812-595-6119.

 

THE REAL GROUP IN CONCERT AT THE COMMONS IN COLUMBUS
FEBRUARY 21 -
The Real Group, the internationally acclaimed professional a capella vocal jazz quintet from Sweden, will celebrate 30 years together by performing on Saturday, February 21st, at The Commons at 7:30 PM.  The concert will be a part of their 2015 Tour of the United States.  Purchase tickets at Viewpoint Books and online at www.ticketriver.com/event/13451.  For more information, call 812-379-9353 or visit www.therealgroup.se.

 

 

ANNUAL DANCE MARATHON AT COLUMBUS EAST HIGH SCHOOL
FEBRUARY 28 & MARCH 1-
Bartholomew County high school students will participate in the 16th Annual Dance Marathon to benefit Turning Point on Saturday, February 28th, starting at 6:00 PM and going through 6:00 AM on Sunday, March 1st, at Columbus East High School.  If you'd like to be a corporate sponsor, give a personal gift, or an in-kind donation, email Whittney Loyd at whittneyloyd@turningpointdv.org.  You also can be a chaperone, and if interested contact Ami Tincher at ami.tincher@cummins.com. The dance marathon is striving to break the cycle of domestic violence among our peers.

 

MOTHER-SON JAMMIN FUN FORMAL DANCE
MARCH 6-
The Eagles in Columbus are hosting the first annual "Mother-Son Jammin Fun Formal Dance" Friday, March 6th from 7-9pm. The Eagles is located at 217 Washington Street in downtown Columbus. This is a special night for all mothers and their sons of all ages. It is a formal attire event which means to wear your "Sunday Best". Tickets are $20 for mothers and $5 for each son. Get your tickets at at The Eagles and at John Staples Custom Pipes and Mufflers. Proceeds benefit the BCLL 9U Baseball All-Star Team. For details, click here.

 

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